Research Teams

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The Barger Leadership Institute is committed to creating collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students and their organizational partners both in the United States and internationally. The Institute will support partnerships of organizational leaders, University of Michigan undergraduate students and University of Michigan faculty who work in research teams to understand and strengthen organizational leadership, the lifeblood of successful organizations.

The Institute’s objectives for the Leadership Research Teams are to:

  • Attract faculty who study leadership in organizations to engage in the activities of the Institute
  • Encourage current UM undergraduate students to engage in leadership research
  • Expose students to field research experience outside of the UM campus
  • Provide students the opportunity to study the challenges of leadership in both domestic and global organizations
  • Enhance awarded faculty members’ research agendas
  • Promote long-term partnerships with leaders in organizations

For further information, contact us at bli.info@umich.edu

Current Research Teams

Michael Bastedo, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and School of Education
Project Title: Identifying Discrimination in the Hiring of New Higher Education Professionals
Description: The proposed study examines potential bias on the basis of race and sexual orientation in hiring evaluations of new professionals in higher education administration.

Kathryn Heinze, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Project Title: Social Entrepreneurs of Wellness: Examining How Leaders of Community Wellness Foundations Promote a New Model of Health
Description: The proposed study examines how the leaders of wellness foundations, as social entrepreneurs, promote a community wellness approach to health.

Sara Soderstrom, Assistant Professor of Organizational Studies and Program in the Environment
Project Title: The Role of Community in the Environmental Movement
Description: The proposed research addresses how a social community affects leaders in the environmental movement.

Past Research Teams

Michael Bastedo, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and School of Education
Project Title: The Effect of College Presidents’ Charismatic Leadership on Organizational Behavior

D. Scott DeRue, Bank One Corporation Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations and Dave Mayer, Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations
Project Title: Leaders as Ethical Role Models in Organizations

Stephen Garcia, Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies and Psychology
Project Title: Leading the Organization through Entry and Bidding Decisions: The Impact of Competitive Social Comparison Processes

Michael Heaney, Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies and Political Science
Project Title: Leadership and the Antiwar Movement in the United States
Click here to visit Prof. Heaney's Research Team Blog

Victoria Johnson, Assistant Professor, Organizational Studies
Project Title: Transformational Leadership at the New York Botanical Gardens

Mark Mizruchi, Professor, Sociology and Ross School of Business
Project Title: The Changing Nature of Leadership in the American Corporate Elite, 1960-2010

Jason Owen-Smith, Associate Professor, Organizational Studies and Sociology
Project Title: Deviant Leaders in the U.S. Knowledge Economy

Oscar Ybarra, Professor of Psychology
Project Title: Squelching Innovation: Social Dynamics in Organizations that Limit Idea Generation and Idea Revelation